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Old 10-20-2018, 11:31 PM   #1
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Children of a fewer god - my new rebellion

One of my nails on the blackboard things is when people use the word ‘less’ with countable nouns instead of ‘fewer’.

As in, “there’s less people...”. Since people around here think it’s also ok to say shit like, ‘on accident’, or ‘over top of’ I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to start using fewer for non countable nouns as a way of leveling the playing field.

As in, “that small glass holds fewer liquid than the big one”

Fuck em.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:46 PM   #2
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The purpose of language, written or spoken, is to make the recipient understand your message.
Pedantry is silly when you know exactly what they mean.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:56 PM   #3
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:49 AM   #4
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One of my nails on the blackboard things is when people ...
Frustrating is when people ...

Irritating is when people ...

Disheartening is when people ...

Aggravating is when people ...

Prophetic is when people ...

Harrassing is when people ...

Onerous is when people ...

Unpleasant is when people ....

Disconcerting is when people ...

Painful is when people ....

Why blame the poor blackboard?
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:08 AM   #5
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:20 AM   #6
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I would argue it's not the blackboard, it's the nails.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:26 AM   #7
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...maybe if there were less of them.

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Old 10-21-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
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Frustrating, irritating, disheartening, aggravating, harassing, onerous, unpleasant, disconcerting, painful is when TW...
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:04 PM   #9
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...is right and Gravdigr is wrong. Forgot about Henry Ford (II) didn'tja?
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:47 PM   #10
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FoMoCo would like to.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:07 PM   #11
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Yeah I have a thesaurus but it’s terrible. Not only that it’s also terrible.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:27 PM   #12
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Thesaurus, isn't that the kind of Dinosaur Jesus rode?
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:25 PM   #13
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One of my nails on the blackboard things is when people use the word ‘less’ with countable nouns instead of ‘fewer’.

As in, “there’s less people...”. Since people around here think it’s also ok to say shit like, ‘on accident’, or ‘over top of’ I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to start using fewer for non countable nouns as a way of leveling the playing field.

As in, “that small glass holds fewer liquid than the big one”

Fuck em.
I want to know if this is going to effect me in anyway? Especially as I don't know where my theosaurus is at, so I will have less words to impact you with.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #14
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Yeah I have a thesaurus but it’s terrible. Not only that it’s also terrible.
Damn thesaurus. It could not even come up with another word for 'terrible'.

Let's burn the books. Then only delightful will exist. Antonyms are more pleasant.

Save the world. We need more English Nazis.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:14 AM   #15
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I want to know if this is going to effect me in anyway? Especially as I don't know where my theosaurus is at, so I will have less words to impact you with.
Those are the spirit! Less words will have fewer impact. This is what it’s all about.
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